The essential role of plant cell wall degrading enzymes in the success of biorefineries: Current status and future challenges

Marcos Henrique Luciano Silveira, Matti Siika-Aho, Kristiina Kruus, Leyanis Mesa Garriga, Luiz Pereira Ramos*

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Abstract

The viability of cellulosic ethanol depends on the optimal use of biomass component through the biorefinery concept and this requires the integration of unit operations that are involved in the production of fuel and chemicals. In this regard, enzymes are important tools to improve the efficiency and sustainability of a biorefinery process. Therefore, a comprehensive approach and full understanding of the structure and function relationships that are involved in the enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic materials is a fundamental step toward the optimization of these bioconversion processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiofuels in Brazil
Subtitle of host publicationFundamental Aspects, Recent Developments, and Future Perspectives
PublisherSpringer International Publishing Switzerland
Pages151-172
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319050201
ISBN (Print)3319050192, 9783319050195
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

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